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Rhamnus ilicifolia

Hollyleaf Redberry
Evergreen, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries


Grown for form and foliage; clusters of small flowers are rather inconspicuous. Used chiefly as background plantings, hedges. Berries (typically pea size) are enjoyed by birds; volunteer seedlings may be a nuisance.

Rhamnus ilicifolia

Native to CoastRanges and Sierra Nevada foothills,mountains of SouthernCalifornia, Arizona, Baja California.Bulky shrub or shrubby treeto a possible 15 ft. tall, nearlyas wide. Roundish, spiny-toothedleaves. Takes heat,drought; makes a good informalscreen. Full sun or partialshade. No irrigation needed.

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